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a new calendar for a new year {minted giveaway}

It is almost time for a new year which means time for new calendars. I usually don’t have a calendar hanging up in my house but Minted asked me if I wanted to review their new line of photo calendars so I decided to give one a try this year. I’m thinking I’ll hang mine in the kitchen.

I ordered two. One for me and one for a gift. This is how they looked right out of the box…a little sticker and everything…all ready for gift giving.

I can’t show you the gift calendar…because then it wouldn’t be a surprise…and that wouldn’t be any fun. But I made it with the So Happy Together Standard design. I chose Book Shop Standard for my own calendar design. This is the front. I love how it turned out.

And here is a peek at the inside. I wish I could show you every month because each page is so fun! The calendar is totally customizable and all designs are available in two sizes. You choose your design and then add pictures. You can choose one picture like I did on the left…or multiple pictures like I did on the right. It’s super easy! You can also customize the calendar by adding in your own special dates. That makes it really great if you are giving it as a gift!

Right now Minted is running a calendar promotion…buy two calendars get the third free. These would make great gifts if you are still looking for some last minute Christmas gifts. Use promo code GETGIFTY for the discount. Offer ends Sunday, December 16th at midnight.

I was only asked to review the calendars but when I was making mine I got sidetracked and ended up ordering some journals too. Minted journals are my favorite. I love that they can be personalized and they make great gifts too!

Boldly Noted Journal

Reese Journal

These are the two I made for my boys. I am hoping to keep a prayer journal for each boy as I pray for them in the coming year. On the inside cover there is also another picture and the verse that we chose for each boy. Aren’t they fun? And who wouldn’t like a personalized journal as a gift?

Would you like to win something? Minted is generously giving away three calendars to three of my readers. Here is how you can enter to win…

Giveaway Details:

THREE personalized calendars

THREE winners chosen at random

ONE entry per person

 Giveaway ends Monday, December 17th at 9pm (CST)

To enter, visit Minted then come back and leave a comment. What calendar design is your favorite? Have you tried other minted products that you love?

And don’t forget about the calendar promo for last minute gifts. Enter GETGIFTY for the buy two get three calendars promo. This code expires Sunday, December 16th at midnight.

  • Andrea Siebert - I LOVE EVERYTHING 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emilee - I love the washi chalkboard notes design!!! so fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I’ve never used Minted products but I could get lost in this website. I love both the Wasabi Chalkboard and the Whisper. It would be so hard to choose!ReplyCancel

  • Rach - The calendar is so neat! Love that you can customize!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I live the Sew Floral calendarReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I have ordered Minted cards before and love their stuff! I like the Pop of Color Grand calendars.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel B. - The washi chalkboard notes–too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Christen Adams - I love them all!! I was actually planning to make a calendar for my family on but these are so much cuter! So glad I saw this post! My favorite is “So happy together.” Hope I win!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Every year make a personalized calendar for my Mom for Christmas — but by “making,” I mean hand-writing all of the important birthdays and other family events on a pre-made calendar for her. She would LOVE one of these photo calendars, and I would love to make one for her!! Thanks for the giveaways! It would be hard to decide which one, but I am really enjoying the designs that you chose!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne V. - The Pop of Color calendars are my favorite!! And I have never used Minted, but I always get the cutest Christmas cards in the mail each year from friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne K - My favorite is days of the week!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - The chalkboard or menagerie. I’ve ordered their cards and love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Denneler - Minted calendars are my FAVORITE! I’m a graphic designer, so it takes a lot to impress me, but I dearly love everything Minted sells. In fact, I just made two calendars this week for gifts – Halftone Grand and Simplicity Grand. I would sooooo love to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing this great offer.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha Larson - I love their cards. Actually…I love everything on their website 🙂

    SO cute!!!


  • Whitney Lemos - I love the Grand! I make a calendar every year for my Grandma with family pictures and this would be just perfect! I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Sjaarda - I love the Wasabi washboard one. What a beautiful website!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny hoesli - I love love the calendars!ReplyCancel

  • Macie - Love the Gallery Grand Calendars!! great products 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jamie B - I like the washi chalkboard notes grand calendar.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica M. - so dang cute!! I need a new calendar…ReplyCancel

  • Serena - Oh…it would be a tie between simply schoolhouse and handdrawn herringbone. Great shop!ReplyCancel

  • Karie - I love it all…the pop of color calendar is cute 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Maria - I love those calendars!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - Love minted products, would love to customize a calendar of my boys pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - Never have heard of Minted until now. I love the calendars. All their stuff is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - I love the Whisper one! This is the first time I’ve heard of Minted.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly Werth - They are all to cute to pick from! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I really like the Simple School House and Day in the Life calendars! I have never used a Minted product but it looks like they have some pretty neat items.ReplyCancel

  • kimberly oyler - i got a journal from there and i love it!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - I am in love with their products!! I love the Washi chalkboard design or the Sew FloralReplyCancel

  • Lacie Hutchins - My sister-in-love does a calendar every year for my mother-in-love. We submit pictures to her and she puts the grandkids’ pictures on their birthday months as well as us couples’ pictures on our anniversary month…and then a few in between! It is such a neat tradition that my m-i-l looks forward to each year! I looked through these and if I had to choose I would LOVE the Washi Chalkboard. I like the “NOTES” section that way I can include the special dates to remember for those months!ReplyCancel

  • katherine - love the bookshop one!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I love the journals. What a fun gift idea!ReplyCancel

  • Heather S - I love the Washi Chalkboard design 🙂 Thanks for the chance! I’ve heard of Minted through many blogs and friends, and I love the site and all the options.ReplyCancel

  • Megan M - I love the Handmade Herringbone calendar! I’ve never heard of Minted but it looks like a fun shop. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Fitzgerald - Super obsessed with the glittering confetti grand calendar! I just love personalized calendars. Minted made my baby shower invites and I was obsessed.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I love the book shop one! Your calendars look great! I hope I get to see the whole thing sometime!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - So much fun!!!! Love the Washi Chalkboard Notes Standard CalendarsReplyCancel

  • ellie - love minted! simplicity grand is my favorite…ordered our christmas cards through minted earlier this month!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - washi tape chalkboard notes…

  • Sarah Gregson - I heart Minted and all of their sweet designs. Calendars are on this years list for the grandparents and these are so FUN. I especially like the Handdrawn Herringbone one!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - SO hard to pick just one favorite calendar design, but I think my favorite is probably Washi Chalkboard Notes. But there are at least 5 ot 6 others that would be hard to pass up too! I’ve actually never tried any Minted products, but I really like the idea of the journals you’re doing for your boys and love the design options for the journals too. Great products!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri walker - I keep journals for my little girl so they were my absolute favorite! Love the calenders too!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara - I love the chalkboard or the Book shop! These are so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Mc - the chalkboard is cute and so is whisper…. love the choices 😉 Haven’t seen much of their site but it looks greatReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I like the Book Shop and the Pop of Color calendars!! I had never heard of this company. Neat!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Moorman - I love all of it! Thinking about ordering one of their journals for my 2013 prayer journal!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Francisca - I like the Washi Chalkboard Notes Standard Calendars 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Martinez - I have never used this website, but I wish I had known about them before now! Love their stuff. Definitely love the Halftone Grande calendar! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I really like the Washi Tape Chalkboard design!ReplyCancel

  • tami - I think the chalkboard notes calendar is pretty sweet!ReplyCancel

  • vicki - I love the Pop of Color calendar. I have never had a personalized calendar and always wanted one. These are super cute!
    Never ordered from Minted before, they have some cute products

  • Misty Burton - I love the chalkboard notes the most!ReplyCancel

  • tonya - ohhh, the pop of color is perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - I like the Days of the Week calendar!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Our daughter got married last summer and we ordered her wedding invitations from Minted. They were AMAZING. Loved every bit of working with them!

    I would take anything on their site! It’s all good!ReplyCancel

  • Christine M - The glittering confetti is great!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - I love the birth announcements—especially since I’m expecting our bundle of joy any day now!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Mohr - Oh how would you choose just one to like….they are all so unique! I really do like the Book Shop Grand calendar! I also think the journals are pretty amazing….especially as prayer journals! At a time of the Connecticut tragedy, I think we all need to be praying over our children!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer D. - I love the Minted website — always have! The calendar template you used is great. I think the journals are a great idea, as well. The Minted crew also makes fabulous Christmas and New Years cards. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - I LOVE the book shop standard. I am also in love with those journals. I may just have to go order some now!ReplyCancel

  • Alena - The book shop is my favorite too!! I would love to win a calendar!ReplyCancel

  • Bekah Moser - so happy together standard. i love the journals!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer D. - My favorite calendar is the “New Leaf” design, because if I win this giveaway, it will be a gift for my dad. My Mom passed away this year in April, and we will hopefully be turning over a new leaf and moving forward in 2013. 🙂 These calendars look awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • leslie james - OM goodness. I love the journals. I am sure my mom and MIL would love a calendar for christmas! I am such a slacker that i have not even started my shopping yet! eek!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa G. - There were several that I liked, but probably like Simplicity the best.ReplyCancel

  • nicole clark - I love the washi tape one!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - Love the journals and calendar…which I need desperately!!!!ReplyCancel

  • becca reddig - i was just creating a calendar last night on their site! i hope i win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Oh my gosh! My husband is not going to like that you introduced me to this website! I love the Washi Chalkboard one. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I’ve never gotten my calendars from Minted so would love to try them! I love the style that you chose! Thanks for the opportunity!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Joy - I don’t think I have seen Minted products before… or at least, I don’t recall them… but what a fun site! I’m particularly admiring their birth announcements right now, and also love that I could click on “gifts under $20” for affordable ideas with just one click. Pretty great.
    And I love your calendar and journals, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I love the Glittering Confetti and the Chalkboard calendars! Great products! Thank you for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Briana - Ack! How do you choose?? Will definitely be back to order…how have I been missing this?ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - I love them all! Little Chic is one of my favorites. =)ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - I like the Pop of Color and the Simplicity calendars! They are so nice! I would love to make one for a gift:)ReplyCancel

  • beth - i love minted!! i hope I win 🙂 i love the cards and the calenders! I have really been wanting to do one!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Pruden - Just ordered my Christmas cards from Minted. The service was unbelievable. The cards arrived a day early and they are spectacular. I really like the chalkboard calendar. Fingers crossed 🙂

  • lucy - Oh now my creative juices are flowing. Pop of color is where I’d start 😉ReplyCancel

  • kasey - It would be so hard to choose- I love so many of the designs. The journals are great too.ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - Wow, I love all of these! We usually do personalized calendars every year for the Grandparents and I’m thinking, win or not, I’ll get these this year.ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - Wow, I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • suzy c - What a precious website! All of it is wonderful, how hard to choose!!!

  • Jessica H - How fun! I like so many..I think the simplicity one I like the best 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jen - love, love the chalkboard calendar…so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Davis - I adore minted and love all of their different designs, can not choose just one!ReplyCancel

  • Mallory - Love EVERYTHING!!! Wish I would have known about sooner!!ReplyCancel

  • amy - I love all of them! I like your style the best!ReplyCancel

  • amber - I love minted:). We ordered journals for gifts there yesterday! Yay! I love a lot of their calendars…but I think So Happy Together might be my favorite. Today anyway! lol Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - OH I just love the Pop of Color Grand calendar. My favorite thing about it is you can move the words/text on the cover! AMAZING! I think I spent most of yesterday morning designing a calendar for my parents. While I was at the website I couldn’t help but check out the wedding stuff. Way too cute!ReplyCancel

  • joanna - I love the glittering confetti! I love using calendars to plan my week out. 🙂 I love their cards. Minted products are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - i love the glittery confetti! So cute! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amee - I love the calendar you designed! My favorite is the Book Shop Standard. I’ve never ordered from Minted. I want to order a couple of the journals! LOVE!
    Thank you for having this give away. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • amanda - in love with the personalized journals you made for the boys!
    what a great place to record those sayings, moments you can’t bear to forget, funny stuff, milestones, keepsakes. great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy W. - I love the Pop of Color design.. as well as everything else! Love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Cat Kotaka - I love all of the stationary designs! Can’t even choose a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ritchie - Wow! Love the Minted website…so many incredible products 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I like the Days of the Week Standard Calendar! I love your idea about prayer journals for the year with each boy’s picture on it- such a great way to document your prayers for them and use an adorable notebook 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Oh wow, such a sucker for all this kind of stuff! I love your idea of a prayer journal for your boys and I think I would get ones for my little guys so they can see the works God does in their lives as they grow!ReplyCancel

  • Loren - This is my first time to Minted’s website and I love it!! I love the calendars mostly because I know they will be used at home and at my work! I love the Pop of Color Calendar!ReplyCancel

  • Lia - I like the Washi chalkboard calendar!! Our Christmas cards are minted this year. Love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - I love the washi chalkboard calendar.. Its so cute. I am in love!! I have never ordered anything from them but now I want calendars and journals. They are way to cute..ReplyCancel

  • Carley - I liked the Whisper design the best…I think. But it’d be hard to choose!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Q - Love these! Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley C. - Washi Chalkboard Notes Grand CalendarsReplyCancel

  • Angela n. - I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Kara M - I love all the calendars. I can’t choose! We always make family calendars for the upcoming year. So fun!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - The Washi Chalkboard Notes Grand looks awesomeReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Cannata - OMG!! These designs are to die for!! So creative, colorful, and inspiring! I love the Pop of Color design and the Circle Color! I would love to win these to create and give them to my parents and brother as they help care for my two boys. Thank you for always giving us a chance to win something!! One of these days the random generator will say ELIZABETH CANNATA is the winner winner chicken dinner (as my kids say)!! Merry Christmas to you!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - So hard to choose, but the “fine and fair” calendar caught my eye.ReplyCancel

  • Alice H - Thank you for the giveaway. I like the Washi Chalkboard style!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney E. - There are too many calendar options – I love them all! 🙂 But if I had to choose one, I’d say A Little Chic. How adorable! And I love their wall prints. Thanks for the chance to win something!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Thanks for introducing me to Mint! Love their stuff. I really liked the pop of color grand calendar. Think I will order a few for gifts right now!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney R - I love the Pop of Color calendars! Love their site, but haven’t tried any of their products yet!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany B - Love So Happy Together Standard. How awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Gina Erickson - I like the baby journals. I would especially love one with weeks at the top – I’ve been keeping an electronic one but I suspect my son would enjoy a hand-written one.ReplyCancel

  • Julia C - Pop of color!ReplyCancel

  • Micki C - Love the big month grand, I really need to do something like this for my parents!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Taylor - Wow, I’ve never visited their site before but I definately will now. I would say my favorite calendar is the Gallery Wall Standard Calendar; however, there are so many cute ones to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynne - I love the big month grand calendar! The sepia pictures look so classic.ReplyCancel

  • karen - love it all…love the so happy together and book shop!ReplyCancel

  • Brittin Olson - I like the big month calendars. That would look awesome at my desk at work.ReplyCancel

  • Sara G. - Precious! I am putting together photos from this year with the intention of making a calendar – and came across your post about this very thing! Minted is a wonderful company with beautiful products. I especially like the Book Shop grand calendar. 🙂 Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Marah Hawkins - I havent used minted before, but I love both the washi chalkboard and the So happy together, it will be hard to choose. But some how I would manage! 😉ReplyCancel

  • hannah - I would totally go with the happy together standard. It would be perfect for this busy second year nursing student!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Markawicz - I love all the products but pop of color is my fav!!!ReplyCancel